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Outfit: How to Wear the Poncho

how to wear a poncho The poncho. This Florida girl wasn’t sure about it, and it totally feels like one of those “man repeller” looks, but in reality they’re just insanely cozy and utterly cool. To test out the look, Talbots sent me this beautiful cable-knit version that I absolutely adore. Open sides create a more flattering fit, and it’s so comfy. Definitely perfect for the movies and cooler nights (hopefully on the horizon!). I should also mention I’ve been so impressed by Talbots’ collection; this, this, this and this are beautiful, contemporary, well made, timeless… and fun.

A few tips when wearing ponchos: this one is definitely a little oversized; for a more dressed up look I could size down (wearing a size small) and love the idea of swapping out the denim and flats for black pants or faux leather leggings and heels or booties. Instantly more pulled together, and the extra height will balance out any bulkiness. I’m also 5’3, for reference. Keep anything underneath or on your bottom half fitted so you don’t look bulky all over, and you can also do up your accessories to increase the personality.

how to wear a poncho Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetSo, in true “average girl” style, my camera battery died and it was the craziest day ever so you’re getting iPhone pics. Kills me but hey, you’re not here because I’m a fab style blogger; this is real life ladies, and dead camera batteries, along with chipped nail polish and wearing Doc McStuffins band-aids on my right ring finger, is how this girl rolls.   how to wear a poncho poncho & stripesGreat, true-to color selfie of the outfit, including my fabulous new $10 sunglasses, which look shockingly like this ($385!) pair from Prada. They take about 2-3 weeks to arrive, and are worth every penny.
how to wear a poncho

Poncho: c/o Talbots
Striped tee: Loft (soooo soft!)
Denim: J. Brand (similar for less)
Flats: J. Crew
Bracelets: Alexandra Gioia
Watch: Michael Kors (sold out; similar)
Tote: Louis Vuitton
Sunglasses: via Amazon ($10, inspired by Prada!)
Lip: BeautyCounter in Twig

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    Nicolas Hicks
    November 6, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    if your not Mexican don’t wear a poncho because its not part of your culture

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    November 5, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    What a great poncho – love the neckline detail.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

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    Heidi
    November 4, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    You look so cozy! I love this look and those flats are amazing!

    Wishes & Reality

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    Mandy S.
    November 4, 2015 at 12:36 PM

    I just love that you are not a “fashion blogger”! Your outfits are real, attainable and achievable and your genuineness is what keeps me coming back!

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      Alyson
      November 5, 2015 at 2:23 PM

      You’re the sweetest! Thank you so much, Mandy! So happy you stopped by. 🙂

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    Maggie
    November 4, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    I love how you paired the poncho with the long sleeve shirt. Cute!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

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    Shira
    November 4, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Ponchos are not the best for my short, curvy body but I love it on you. The color is pretty and your styling is on point!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

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    Stephanie
    November 4, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Love that shade of pink!!! So pretty!!

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    Alyssa
    November 4, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    You look fabulous! I love the color and I love it with the stripes!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

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    amy
    November 4, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    It’s a gorgeous poncho, but unfortunately way out of my price range. Love the color and the design. Love how you styled it with the striped shirt.

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      Alyson
      November 5, 2015 at 2:24 PM

      Thanks so much, Amy, and totally understand. They have a 30% off promo right now, otherwise loving some similar options (saw a great one recently in store at Target!).

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    Kimberly
    November 4, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    Absolutely love this – the color is so pretty on you & the stripes underneath are perfect for adding a little interest!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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    ErinG
    November 4, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    I clicked on the link for your poncho and had to say that I would have passed right by it! It looks so much better on you and love how you styled it!

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